Bronco Links – 4/18/17

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Chris Harris

“I want to keep getting All-Pros — to keep stacking them. I know if I’m playing at an All-Pro level, our defense is playing [well]. That’s really what it comes down to. If I’m playing bad, we’re not winning a lot of games and we’re definitely not No. 1 in pass defense.”~Chris Harris Jr.

 

FAST FACTS

Quarterback John Elway was inducted into the Broncos’ Ring Of Fame in 1999, the season after he retired. He is the only man for whom the club has waived the customary five-year waiting period.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Defensive Tackle Justin Bannan (2010, 12) is 38.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What defensive player scored the first touchdown of his eight-year career during Denver’s 27-11 victory over Kansas City in week 10 of 2007?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Chris Harris Jr., Emmanuel Sanders share first-round pick wishes

Making the best even better: How Chris Harris Jr. and the pass defense plan to build off success

No matter who starts at QB, Emmanuel Sanders knows ‘pass-happy’ offense will give him chances

Five under-the-radar draft edge rushers you should know

Broncos, 49ers to hold joint preseason practices in Santa Clara

 

VIDEOS

 Harris on ‘blitzing’ his way to new goals in ’17

Sanders on fitness: ‘This is the best I’ve felt’

Highlight Reel: Alabama’s Jonathan Allen

Highlight Reel: Villanova’s Tanoh Kpassagnon

Broncos in 60: Monday, April 17, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Chris Harris: Joe Woods will take defense to next level

Broncos hosted OT Ryan Ramczyk on pre-draft visit

Broncos’ Joe Ellis, Ray Jackson to attend funeral for late Steelers owner Dan Rooney

Return of Receiver Heaven? Emmanuel Sanders has great expectations for Broncos’ “pass-happy” offense

Broncos CB Chris Harris alludes to wanting Christian McCaffrey, Emmanuel Sanders on Dan Rooney, more

Even the Broncos’ top pass defense gets an offseason makeover

Chris Harris Jr.: Broncos ‘definitely’ need more speed on offense

Broncos weighing $8.526 million option on Bradley Roby

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs’ Johnson: I’ll be ready for training camp

Davis Webb adds Chiefs to list of visits

Alex Smith doesn’t need to be told the Chiefs are likely to draft a QB

A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Second-Round Draft Picks

Andy Reid Provides Chiefs’ Injury Updates Ahead of Offseason Workouts

2017 NFL Draft: The Case for an Outside Linebacker

Raiders begin offseason as lame ducks in Oakland

Raiders’ Carr (leg) ready for offseason training

Quick Hits: Carr, Mack, Hudson Talk Returning For Offseason Workout Program

Derek Carr: ‘It would be awesome’ to have Lynch

Seth Roberts, Denico Autry sign free agent tenders with Raiders

Derek Carr: Fans leaving after Las Vegas vote not ‘true Raider fans’

Khalil Mack: It would be a great treat to have Marshawn Lynch on our side

Mack trending wrong way in offseason workouts

Raiders Retain Four Free Agents

The Forgotten Charger Eyeing a Breakout Year

Why QB Joshua Dobbs makes sense for Chargers

Coach Lynn’s Top Focus During His First Practices

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Back to work: Offseason workouts begin for 23 teams

Retirement would make sense for Jay Cutler

Bengals’ Eifert ‘feels great’; status for camp iffy

Adam Jones gets into verbal altercation with reporter

Bills QB Logan Thomas making switch to tight end

Marcus Burley, George Atkinson III sign tenders with Browns

Recent history of Browns’ first-round trades gives fans headaches

Buccaneers exercise fifth-year option for Mike Evans

Bucs GM: Doug Martin reports to workouts, looks great

Ryan Griffin, five others sign tenders with Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson: I could bring ‘a lot’ to Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy: I haven’t done enough to lead my team

Bucs’ Winston enjoys training with RB Peterson

Erik Swoope signs tender with Colts

Andrew Luck: Shoulder surgery was my decision

Luck: Shoulder surgery stemmed from 2015 injury

Jack Mewhort sees Colts’ offensive line establishing continuity

Dallas Cowboys pick up Zack Martin’s fifth-year option

With offseason program starting, Cowboys begin chemistry test

No new deal, but Jarvis Landry at Dolphins workouts

Falcons home debut could happen in Week Two, not Week One

Seahawks OT Garry Gilliam signs offer sheet with 49ers

Source: Albert skips start of Jaguars’ OTAs

Jags LT Branden Albert holding out for new contract

Report: Haason Reddick visiting Jaguars

Jaguars sign FB Tommy Bohanon, WR Larry Pinkard

Jets have a unique approach to player access

McCown, Jets get started on 1st day of offseason program

Lions tackle Cornelius Lucas signs RFA tender

Panthers sign Kawann Short to five-year, $80.5M deal

Kawann Short gets $20 million to sign, $35 million fully guaranteed

Panthers left guard Andrew Norwell signs his second-round tender

Patriots open workouts without Tom Brady; what will they do?

Plenty of Rams potentially switching positions in 2017

Kirk Cousins focused on season, not contract as workouts resume

Jamison Crowder: Our offense can still be explosive

Unsigned, Willie Snead still shows up for Saints offseason program

Ross Cockrell signs RFA tender with Steelers

Sources: Texans to host Watson, Mahomes II

Watt (back) says he’ll be smarter with reps

Texans’ J.J. Watt determined not to let injuries change his game

Tom Savage: Texans’ QB room will be fun and peaceful

Tom Savage confident he can stay healthy this year

Andre Johnson will retire as a Texan

DeAndre Hopkins takes issue with idea he had a down season

Derrick Henry misses first day of Titans’ voluntary workouts

Upbeat Mariota (fibula) optimistic with recovery

Marcus Mariota hoping to run full speed in a few weeks

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

OT Roderick Johnson, Florida State-Scouting Report

DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA-Scouting Report

RSP Film Room No. 110: RB Aaron Jones (UTEP)

From zero to No. 1? Mitch Trubisky has come out of nowhere

Davis Webb’s late climb suggests media is catching up with scouts

Jabrill Peppers may get pushed to 2nd round of NFL draft

3 team fits for running back prospect Leonard Fournette

3 team fits for running back prospect Christian McCaffrey

Draft Daily: The falling stock of a pair of Alabama prospects

10 sleeper prospects for the NFL draft

Barnwell’s 2017 All-Trades Mock Draft: Deals for all 32 teams

The 10 freakiest athletes in this year’s draft class

2017 NFL Draft interior DL overview: Overrated, underrated, boom or bust

 

EXTRA POINTS

Bubba Baker’s boneless ribs sales go from $154K to $16M post-Shark Tank

Scott Green: Centralized replay “not that big a change”

Roughly 20 NFL teams facing loss of chartered flights

Hockey player provides the ultimate example of toughness

Rice working with NFL on educational video

 

CALENDAR

April 21 Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

April 25-27 — Voluntary Minicamp

April 26 Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 27 2017 Denver Draft Party with the Wolfe Pack

April 27-29 – NFL Draft (Philadelphia).2017 NFL Draft Round-By-Round order

May 11-13 — Rookie181 WordPress Update, 12 Plugin Updates, 5 Theme Updates Orientation

May 23-25 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase I

May 30-31 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase II

June 1, June 5-8 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase III

June 13-15 — Mandatory Minicamp

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Nate Webster.

 

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